catelynn teen momCatelynn Lowell of Teen Mom fame wants you to know that she's not pregnant. She just, you know, didn't really want you to know right away that she wasn't knocked up because, well, that might have gotten her less money. Here's the deal. Catelynn's ne'rdowell mother, April, fabricated a whole interview for In Touch, using fake voices and fake sources and everything, saying that her daughter was pregnant. Catelynn was quick to dispel the rumor, telling Us Weekly that no, she's on the pill and is in no way with child.

Now, Catelynn and fiance Tyler are speaking out again, and are on the cover of In Touch telling their side of the pregnancy rumor story.

Is it just me, or do Catelynn and Tyler seem to be revelling in this fake news story about them?

What April did is abhorrent, disturbing, and effed up -- no doubt about it. But as Catelynn has probably learned from her years on reality TV and tabloid magazines, what's bad for the family is good for the bank account.

What's the fastest way to turn one non story into two? First you lie, then you come clean. Your paycheck doubles that way. April undoubtedly got money for her story, and now Catelynn's surely getting paid for her version of the truth. Even if Catelynn's totally innocent in all this and had nothing to do with April's blasphemous lies, she's still benefiting from her mother's ineptitude. Monetarily benefiting, but benefiting nonetheless.

I can't blame Catelynn for selling her I'm not pregnant and my mom's crazy story to In Touch. Why not monetize the drama if you can, right? If the only silver lining that surrounds your home life is that you can get paid for telling lies and coming clean, then so be it.

I wish Catelynn and Tyler the best -- they've got a lot to deal with, and for 20-year-olds, they're doing a damn good job of handling it all.

Do you think Catelynn is basking in the drama her mom has created?

 

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